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Ethics/Copyright Question Regarding Magazines

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by fungames, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. fungames

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    Soooooo I use to be subscribed to like 10 different magazines that all have really good relevant content in them that could really help a person out how ever I have misplaced them but that is besides the point because I can start a new subscription and get more nice content.

    My question is if I read these magazines and then do rewrites of what I read on my blog would this be a bad thing to do to get traffic to your website? I mean it seems like a really good idea because the only place you are going to get that info is if you have a digital subscription or if you have the actual magazine.

    Please tell me if I can or can't do this and if I wanted to make an authority site would this be a bad way to go about doing it.
     
  2. fungames

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    Wow a friend just answered this question, it is fine if I include the source like source: issue x wired magazine. :D nice.

    another friend just told me I can't because they may limit me from quoting their paid articles.
     
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  3. fungames

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    Interesting just read a writers digest article about actually stealing magazine ideas and re spinning them to sell your article to other magazines of course others that arn't a competitor of the one you got it from.
     
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    Man if you do a good rewrite and add something personal keep going.. Like 80% of magazines do the same. If you just do a clear copy& paste to your site then no, it's not good.
     
  5. peerless2acme

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    You need to be smart enough to rewrite the content and don't you worry mate because a vast majority of writers, website owners and bloggers are with you. There is hardly a small number of people who actually write unique articles after research, rest of them just rewrite the content of such writers. So cheers until you do, what you are doing, smarty. :thumb:
     
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    Just use human article spinning software like LinkBounder or similar and get it up to 90% unique.
     
  7. SethTurin

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    Good writers copy, great writers steal.

    Steal the ideas and rewrite the content. Nothing wrong with that. Steal the actual words and you are doing something that you should feel bad about. Writers don't get paid enough for you to rip them off entirely, but if you do it in an intelligent way, because you were influenced by a few of their paragraphs, you are doing the same thing that Shakespeare did, that Joyce did, and that every other great writer does.
     
  8. TheSpitefulPenWriter

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    The concept of rewriting magazine content is commendable and is often practiced with a few sites I've run across online. The site Gather pays writers to cover magazine topics and current news with your personal spin.

    I'm not a fan of spinning " software" at all when it comes to authentic content. No matter how cohesive the content may seem when you churn it out of a program it still lacks the integrity only a true writer can provide.



    After rewriting the magazine article you can sell them the following ways:

    1. Post a copy on your blog and generate income through social media promotion, using twitter, facebook,etc.

    2. Pitch the rewritten content to a competing magazine ( worth a try but consider they have staff writers who can do the say, and generally they post the same articles about 2 months apart for " freshness")

    3. Create a news blog and post

    4. Create a niche site topic specific, post, generate an audience or sell.

    5. Post to Associated Content and market through a mini media blitz. ( This option you get upfront pay and revenue share).

    6. Join Gather and accept their $10 per post + revenue share for the topic once approved by an editor.

    7. Hire a writer to rewrite from their perspective + your version for posting. ( I like fiverr but you can find prolific writers here or in forums specifically for writers, cheap writers gets cheap content and I believe you can create a partnership with a great writer and generate fantastic content)

    8. Create a quality article from your perspective and post on sites like Hubpages, promote then provide another version to a competing magazine ( the Hub works for you because you get paid per view, so as they read you get paid, but it also works in your favor as a " sample" for a blanket letter you can create for multiple magazines to pitch the idea).

    Hope that helps
     
  9. poweronics

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    The criteria of good or bad depends on your own mindset. Its simple plagiarism to steal someone else's ideas or words but there is no check on it in the internet world so if you deem it fit just go ahead.
     
  10. TheSpitefulPenWriter

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    That's insane.

    Entrepreneur Magazine and Time magazine have a long standing back and forth with printing the same articles months apart, it's simply a change in perspective that's the defining factor.

    Women's magazines do it every month. You will read a list of 40 ways to please your man in one magazine then the next month the same list comes out in another magazine from a different perspective.

    Plagiarism to me is when you pump in every word of the article and spew it out through software or refuse to make changes based on what was read. ALL content is based on an inspiration from a magazine, online article or book.

    Authentic concepts are created only when inspired by what's been done by others. Last time I checked that wasn't called Plagiarism.
     
  11. eurodoll

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    there are so many free sourses for you to download magazines in pdf for free,and they have many issues
    you can post "check it out ,.........,(from xx)" then i think.....
    if you post all things from those magazines then write nothing--->you are really a stealer
    if you write (from xx), you are a leecher
    the important thing is that you must tell everybody "what you think" about the ploblems